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  Symphoria has put the final touches on the lineup for next season, showing continued growth for the orchestra.  The new season will also come with a new Music Director.

Jazz Journeys - One on One With Janis Siegel

May 11, 2015

Her voice has been a part of the world's most famous vocal jazz quartet for over four decades. She has also branched out into a very successful solo career as well.  Learn some things you never knew before about Janis Siegel on this latest installment of Jazz Journeys.

Jazz Journeys - One on One With Kenny Burrell

May 2, 2015

He's played with everyone from Sonny Rollins and James Brown to Dinah Washington and Jimmy Smith. Even at 83, he is still very much involved in the world of jazz as an educator.  The man I am speaking of is Kenny Burrell and in this edition of Jazz Journeys, you'll get a chance to hear me speak with the legendary guitarist.

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Executive Director Eric McElveen and Marketing Director Julie Briggs stopped by the WAER studio to talk with me about the direction McElveen's taking the New York State Blues Fest. Briggs and the Fest board chose the long-time leader of the Sterling Stage Kampitheater to program the 23rd edition of the free-admission event, which runs July 10 -11 in Clinton Square.  

One on One With Paquito D'Rivera

Mar 7, 2015

In this latest edition of Jazz Journeys....you are sure to enjoy my interview with the legendary Cuban-born saxophonist and clarinetist...Paquito D'Rivera. He stopped by the WAER studios just hours before he led a performance of a specially commissioned piece titled...well....you'll have to listen to find out.

Jazz Journeys - One on One With Ramsey Lewis

Feb 21, 2015

In this edition of Jazz Journeys, you'll hear my interview with legendary pianist and composer Ramsey Lewis who will be celebrating his 80th birthday in 2015.  He discusses everything from his album of all original material to exuding class on stage.

Jazz Journeys - One on One With Joey DeFrancesco

Jan 10, 2015

On this edition of Jazz Journeys, you'll hear excerpts from a recent interview I had the pleasure of doing with the premier organist in the world, Mr. Joey DeFrancesco.

Jazz Journeys - Evolution Of A Classic

Dec 18, 2014

There are so many memorable melodies that encompass the holiday music catalog.  In this edition of Jazz Journeys, we take a closer look at the origins of The Christmas Song and the artist who made it famous.

Jazz Journeys - Keep On Keepin' On

Dec 6, 2014

This edition of Jazz Journeys takes a look at the recent documentary Keep On Keepin' On, which chronicles the unlikely but ultimately inspirational relationship between 23 year old blind piano prodigy Justin Kauflin and his mentor and friend...legendary jazz trumpeter Clark Terry.

Jazz Journeys - Episode 16

Nov 6, 2014

There are a number of jazz organists around today who are carrying on the rich history of the Hammond B-3 that was established by the likes of Jimmy Smith, Groove Holmes and others.  One of the most versatile of the bunch is Larry Goldings.  In this edition of Jazz Journeys, you'll get to hear Larry talk about the instrument in his own words.

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